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Tap Water

December 7, 2009 | 12 Comments

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Designed by Racquel Youtzy | Country: Canada | Font: ITC American Typewriter

“Racquel Youtzy (founder of tap water bottle) of Toronto, Canada designed this in response to the growing demand for safe refillable water bottles. Everything on the market seems to be geared towards the sports side of the business. Even the high end metal water bottles still have an obvious “sports feel” about them with the wide neck and stubby appearance. If you want a bottle that can be used on your table during a dinner party, on your desk at work, or even used when you are out shopping the “tap water bottle” is the product that is needed. The bottle is stylish with both a modern clean design and a retro flip cap giving it a universal appeal.

The text is crisp white on the clear bottle with the “tap water” in large letters so there is no confusion as to what the user is drinking. There is also a cheeky message on each bottle reminding the user why plastic bottles are bad:

About that fancy bottled water that came from France… it’s pretty much the same thing that comes out of your tap when you wash your hands after peeing, only with less minerals. Minerals your body needs. The major difference? That French stuff came here on a boat. A boat that didn’t need to travel thousands of miles to bring you french tap water in a plastic bottle that will end up in a landfill that doesn’t need any more plastic bottles. Not so fancy.”

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12 Responses to “Tap Water”

  1. O.
    December 7th, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    Doubtful I’d put something with the word ‘peeing’ printed on it in the middle of the table at a dinner party.

  2. E
    December 7th, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    you’re right! it does say that
    …sigh =_=

  3. Oliver
    December 8th, 2009 @ 5:23 am

    wow … really cool design … clean and simple!

  4. Kyle
    December 8th, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

    Doesn’t bother me one bit that it says “peeing” on the side of the bottle. I think this is great, messages and all. Anyone know if you can buy these online?

  5. phil
    December 9th, 2009 @ 7:19 am
  6. Gina
    December 9th, 2009 @ 9:31 am
  7. Joanne
    December 10th, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

    I really like these printed water bottles. I have recently bought a new one from swiggies.

  8. zku
    December 16th, 2009 @ 6:12 am

    And how is class better than plastic? There’s no recycling of beverage containers in Canada? This would be much better than class bottle (re-using class consumes much more resources than recycling a plastic one)…

  9. Milady
    December 21st, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    I think zku has missed the point. These are just used in the house. They are filled from the tap, put on the dinner table, poured from, and when empty, they are filled with more water from the tap etc..
    I think you misunderstand and believe they are to be crushed and remade each time.
    Recycling plastic is not very often done. The virgin material is just too cheap. It tends to get shipped off to other countries and just landfilled there. There are complications to do with the ‘mix’ of plastics too which will need sorting out before recycling plastic is economic and easy.

  10. david bishop
    March 15th, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Wait…what about my empty mayonnaise jar? Can’t I still use that?

  11. Eevee
    June 13th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    @zku: *glass with a G. Once you can pass as a typo but 3 times! Haha sorry I just HAD to correct that! :P

    And Milady makes some great points, it’s more effort than you would think to recycle plastic.

    I think this is a great idea, people can get so snobby about their bottled water when they may not even realize that tap water is actually very beneficial to the body. More so than most bottled waters. And not to mention much more environmentally healthy.

    I also love this style of bottle. They’re really nice to keep in the fridge and to have out when guests are over, they look lovely :)

  12. Erica Meleno
    June 20th, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    So clean and cool. Absolutely one of my favourite bottles.

    Does anybody know if it’s possible to by it in Europe (Sweden)?

    Thanks in advance!

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